Saturday, 27 August 2011

Apple & Peach with Oat Crumble

I don't do sports. I don't do fishing. I don't do chess. I don't do pixel. and recently I realised that,
I. don't. do. cookies!

Let's see what cookies have I made for the past 22 years. The usual honey cornflakes cookies, chip chocolate cookies, almond london, chip choc cookies, chip chocolate cookies again and again chip choc cookies, oh and recently sarang semut. What else? I think that's just about it.

So before raya I thought of baking some homemade raya cookies *the kuih raya list if u remember*. So I stocked up some butter but guess what? I keep on postponing the "biskut raya project" because the thought of sitting in the kitchen arranging the dough accurately on the tray one by one *for hours* really kills me! So, I surrendered and start being myself again *fuhhh~*

Now that I know I hate baking cookies I will never try to do it again and I will finish up all biskut raya in everyone else's place and I will love raya for the endless cookies raya will offer.

And because of this confession too I can now bake *without feeling guilty* something that I can really enjoy! *yay!* (or else before this making something other than cookies at this moment of time before raya will seems so wrong!) I know, I have this weird connection with food 0_O. I'm afraid if I start baking cakes or pies or even chicken now, cookies will be offended. But now I had made it clear, I hope cookies will understand :'( *Gosh! that sounds absolutely psychotic! T_T*

Anyways, I made Apple and Peach with Oat Crumble. It's actually Apple Crumble with few adjustment cause I can't find green apples but I guess putting names like Apple Crumble ala Wawa~ sounds too self-centred when what I did was just adding peaches and oats ><"

So here are the ingredients:

Basic crumble:
1/2 c unsalted butter
1 c flour
1/4 c brown sugar
optional: 1/2 c oats (I'm not sure how much did I put in tho)

2 peeled, cored and thinly sliced red apples
1 can of peaches ( I used the 475g Ayam Brand sliced peach)

Preheat the oven at 200C

Basically, u just cut the butter into small squares, put in all the ingredient and by using the tip of your finger, mix all the ingredients well. You're done when the ingredients forms into crumbles. Heh. Don't roll or try to join them or else you will be making a pie instead of this simple crumble.

Put the fruits inside a see through baking dish *u can arrange them if you want. say u want to put apples underneath the peaches or vice versa or arrange them side to side but I just dump them all together* Then put the crumble on top and press slowly to make the surface even. Don't put too much pressure to ensure that the crumbles are still crumbly.

Pop into the oven for 20-30 minutes until it browns nicely.

You can also serve them with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. But i prefer to savour the sweet taste of red apples and sourish peaches alone.

You can also use granny smith green apples instead if you want it to taste sourish. By doing this, you no longer have to use peaches. You can use 3-4 green apples for that.

I'm using a 7@8 inch baking dish. So, if you're using bigger dish, make more crumble and use more fruits. The fruits can vary from any fruits that you like :)

Tips and tricks:
1.If your fingers are warm, use spatula instead to make the crumble.
2.Put in flour a little at a time so it will reduce the risk of dryness.

Trivial facts brought to u by Wawa:

What's the difference between apple pie and apple crumble?

1. When making apple pie, you have to use green apples and you have to cook them with sugar and cinnamon. But the sweetness of apple crumble comes naturally from the sweetness of the apples ur using.
2. The pie crust vs crumble. Need I say more? (Okay I will say more) Crumble is just very crispy and delicious while crust is just plain boring crust :p *I shouldn't have said more*
3.Apple crumble is easy unlike crust, you don't have to blind bake the crumble before hand.
4.My lil siblings dislike Apple pie but really really love Apple Crumble. Enough said.

But then again, they are both really different things. T_T (I told you these are trivial facts ;p)


.a.n.a s.y.u.k.r.i.a.h. said...

Bookmarked,baby. Bookmarked. Sifu,nanti aku nk copy and paste all the recipes into kitabku buleh? hee...

eencyweency said...

dialu-alukan! haaa tp jgn copy paste aje sile buat ye..*n hanta sini sket ehehehe*

Jαnnαhツ said...

erm, tabik spring ah wawa sanggup buat sekkut raya nih walopun cerewet and makan masa. erm, saya pun lama doh dok wak biskut raya, oven rosak. huhu.

Jαnnαhツ said...

erm, tabik spring ah wawa sanggup buat sekkut raya nih walopun cerewet and makan masa. erm, saya pun lama doh dok wak biskut raya, oven rosak. huhu.

eencyweency said...

Xwat kuih raye la jannah..sbb ssh :-(

Jαnnαhツ said...

owh. betul tu. anyway the apple crumble sounds delicious. boleh kot buat tyme raya nanti. ehehe.

eencyweency said...

wajib buat!sedap jannah!pastu senang je..confirm org mari beraye ramai2 :P

nadiah ;; said...

apple pie pnh rase skali pkcik aku wat. tlalu manis! >.< later on mau try la this crumble. tp cuti lain kali la kot. my cuti dah nk habis T_T

eencyweency said...

apple pie mmg crumble yg best sbb apple tu x disira dgn gula dlu..guna apple segar tros..alaa buat la pagi ahad tu..kejap je..buat crumble, potong2 apple, bako..siap!singgah nilai, dingdong rumah aku..n walla~ abes!hahaha